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Christophe: Bonjour! Je m’appelle Christophe!
Céline: Bonjour! Et moi c’est Céline.
Sam: Sam here. Newbie Series, Lesson 11. Hi, my name is Sam and I’m joined here by...
Céline: Christophe.
Christophe: Et Céline.
Céline: Hello everyone!
Christophe: Bonjour tout le monde!
Céline: Comment ça va Sam? Comment ça va Christophe?
Christophe: Très bien, merci.
Sam: Moi aussi très bien et toi?
Céline: Ça va. Ça va.
Sam: Great! Welcome to the eleventh lesson of the Newbie Series on FrenchPod101.com. Here we take a broad approach to the language, emphasizing listening comprehension, speech, grammar, vocabulary, and usage.
Christophe: With us, you will learn to speak French in a fun and interesting way.
Sam: Of course, Christophe. So join us for this lesson of FrenchPod101.com.
Céline: Sam, I have a surprise for you.
Sam: A surprise! What is it?
Céline: I’ll rest while you play Robert’s coworker and Sylvain will play Robert.
Sam: Huh? But my French isn’t so hot, you know.
Christophe: You can do it, Sam. Like the Little Engine That Could? Imagine that Robert and his colleague are in the streets.
Céline: Robert is chatting with his colleague, while he’s waiting for someone from his family to leave work and go home. So “à tout de suite” after my three minute’s nap.
Sam: Three minute nap?
Céline: Oui!
Sam: oh, ok. Sorry. Shall we start?
Céline: Allez c’est parti!
Céline: Bonjour, Monsieur.
Christophe: Bonjour, Mademoiselle.
Sylvain: Henri, voici ma fille Aurélie.
Céline: Papa, qui est-ce?
Sylvain: C’est mon collègue.
Sam: One more time, slowly.
Céline: Encore une fois, lentement.
Céline: Bonjour, Monsieur.
Christophe: Bonjour, Mademoiselle.
Sylvain: Henri, voici ma fille Aurélie.
Céline: Papa, qui est-ce?
Sylvain: C’est mon collègue.
Sam: One more time with the English.
Céline: Encore une fois, avec l’anglais.
Céline: Bonjour, Monsieur.
Sam: Hello, sir.
Christophe: Bonjour, Mademoiselle.
Sam: Hello, miss.
Sylvain: Henri, voici ma fille Aurélie.
Sam: Henry, this is my daughter Aurélie.
Céline: Papa, qui est-ce?
Sam: Dad, who is this?
Sylvain: C’est mon collègue.
Sam: This is my colleague.
Christophe: J’ai une question pour vous Sam et Céline. Avez-vous déjàa rencontré une personne qui vous a marquée?
Sam: So the question was, have we met anyone who’s left a lasting impression on us.
Céline: Souvent.
Christophe: Really?
Céline: Yeah. Always. I mean, usually. Yeah. Et toi, Christophe?
Christophe: Moi? Always!
Céline: Ah ben tu vois!? Qu’est-ce que c’est que cette question??... Et toi Sam?
Sam: Someone that’s left a lasting impression on me? There’s a lot of people. It wouldn’t be fair to say just one. But…
Céline: Moi?!
Sam: Of course, of course you, Céline.
Céline: Ah tu vois! Ben bien sûr.
Sam: I guess that’s the right answer.
Céline: Exactement. C’est ce que tu aurais dû répondre Christophe. You should have said that, Christophe.
Christophe: Désolé.
Céline: Yeah, ok. No problem. So let’s go to the vocab?
Sam: Sounds good.
Sam: The first item is...
Christophe: Monsieur.
Sam: Mister.
Christophe: Monsieur. Monsieur.
Sam: Next.
Céline: Mademoiselle.
Sam: Miss
Céline: Mademoiselle. Mademoiselle.
Sam: Next.
Christophe: Voici.
Sam: Here is.
Christophe: Voici. Voici.
Sam: Next.
Céline: Mon.
Sam: My, masculine possessive.
Céline: Mon. Mon.
Christophe: Ma.
Sam: My, feminine possessive.
Christophe: Ma. Ma.
Sam: Next.
Céline: Collègue
Sam: Colleague or coworker.
Céline: Collègue. Collègue.
Sam: And lastly.
Christophe: C’est.
Sam: It is.
Christophe: C’est. C’est.
Sam: Now let’s have a look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first word we’ll look at is...
Christophe: Voici.
Céline: Voici is used to show something or introduce someone.
Sam: Ok, that sounds pretty easy, but could you give us an example or some examples?
Céline: Let’s say you’re making a presentation and want to show a useless invention. One way to present it is by saying, “Voici le protège-moustache”.
Sam: The mustache protector? That sounds quite useless.
Céline: It was invented and used in the 20th century.
Christophe: Let’s not forget the other use of “voici”. When introducing a person to a friend as in “Céline, voici Sam, notre animateur.”
Sam: So what you said was “Céline, this is our host, Sam.” Ok. I got it. So guys, let’s see how that came out in the dialogue. “Voici”. Can we hear it again?
Céline: Exactement. Robert says, “Henri, voici ma fille Aurélie.”
Sam: Ah. “Robert, this is my daughter, Aurélie.”
Céline: Exactement.
Sam: Oh, that’s how “voici” is used in the conversation. That makes it even clearer, I think, now. Ok. How about our next word, “mon”.
Christophe: Par exemple, j’ai un trou dans mon pantalon et ma culotte.
Sam: So, I think you said you have a hole in your pants and your underwear?
Céline: Ah sup… ah ça c’est parfait hein, c’est bien, bravo!
Christophe: Ben oui c’est ça.
Sam: Ok, that’s interesting.
Céline: Yeah. I mean, I don’t really care, but-- Ok, and in the dialogue, Robert said, “voici ma fille”.
Sam: Here’s my daughter. Ma fille.
Céline: Exactement. Ma fille. So “ma” is feminine and “mon” is masculine. “Mon collègue”
Sam: Ma fille.
Céline: Ma fille. Mon collègue.
Sam: Oh, ok. That was clearly illustrated. Thank you.
Céline: Mais, avec plaisir!
Sam: For my pleasure. Thank you. You’re too kind.
Céline: Ok, how about the last word?
Christophe: The last word is “collègue”.
Sam: An example, please.
Céline: Je travaille en équipe avec mes collègues de travail.
Christophe: I work on a team with my coworkers.
Sam: That’s easy. “Collègue.” “Colleague.” “Coworker.” I Got it! I think “collègue” is a masculine noun?
Céline: Yes. That’s why the “mon collègue”.
Sam: Oh! You’re quick.
Céline: Exactement.
Sam: Ok, let’s move on to our grammar.

Lesson focus

Céline: Sam! C’est mon micro!
Sam: It’s your mic? I’m sure it’s your microphone. Oh, that brings us to the grammar point, right? Possession and possessives.
Céline: Exactement!
Sam: Oh, I see. Like in the story, we heard “mon collègue” and “ma fille”.
Céline: Oui c’est ça. When “mon” and “ma” are used, it’s definitely a mark of possession.
Christophe: Sure. They’re possessive adjectives.
Sam: So “ma” is for feminine nouns, and “mon” for masculine nouns.
Céline: You got it, Sam. But there’s something you should know.
Christophe: Yes! Of course! You can also say “mon amie Marianne” or “mon orange” or “mon idée”.
Sam: I don’t get it. I thought “mon” was only for masculine nouns. Ok, so when you said “mon amie Marianne”, you said “my friend, Marianne” , “mon orange”, “my orange”, “mon idée” “my idea”. But those are all feminine nouns!
Céline: Yes, that’s right. It would be too simple if there wasn’t any loop in the grammar rule in French.
Christophe: Sam, I understand your pain. “Orange” and “idée” as well as “amie” are all feminine nouns with one particularity.
Céline: They all start with a vowel. When nouns begin with a vowel as A, E, I, O, or Y, use “mon” instead of “ma”.
Sam: Interesting. And strange.
Christophe: Yes. It’s French language.


Sam: Ok guys. I think that’s a good spot to end.
Céline: Tout à fait!
Sam: Ok. So let’s end there, but I think we’re forgetting something. Oh! Make sure to check out the grammar point in the lesson’s PDF, which you can pick up at FrenchPod101.com. There’s a wealth of student resources just waiting for you. So have a nice day, and we’ll see you next time.
Christophe: Bonne journée!
Céline: À bientôt!
Sam: See you next time. Bye-bye.


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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Who are you living with? Who is your closest family member?

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Thursday at 09:54 PM
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Bonjour Basil,

Merci pour ton commentaire ! Je te comprends, moi non plus je ne veux pas de colocataires. Je préfère avoir un espace à moi. 😄

À bientôt,


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Bonjour Sergi,

Merci pour ton commentaire ! J'espère que la cohabitation se passe bien ! 😄

À bientôt,


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Thursday at 09:53 PM
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Bonjour Jimmy,

I can't find the mistake you're mentioning. Could you perhaps tell me in which section it is? Are you sure the mistake is in this lesson? Could it be in another?

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Monday at 02:53 AM
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J'habite avec ma mère et mon père dans notre maison.

Jimmy Reandeau
Friday at 05:41 AM
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In this lesson there's a word for coat, you have it as hat. (Coat is manteau and chapeau is hat).

Sunday at 04:34 PM
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Moi, je n’ai pas de colocataires et je n’en veux pas. J’avais colocataire de France. Il est sympa. on parle parfois. Maintenant, j’habite seul.

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Bonjour Shaun et merci pour votre commentaire !

Je vous comprends ! J'ai eu des colocataires mais maintenant j'adore vivre seule avec mon chat ! ?

Bonne journée !

Marie Alice

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Saturday at 06:21 AM
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J'habite avec un colocataire depuis deux ans, mais je voudrais habiter seul. ?

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Hello Skylar,

Why don't you check this out: https://www.frenchpod101.com/2012/10/30/upper-beginner-22-are-you-ready-to-part-with-your-hardearned-cash-for-french-fashion/. You can also search using keywords in the search engine above. :smile:

Happy learning!


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um hi im new and i realy dont know much francais... mais je peux! :grin::grin::grin:

i was wondering if you could let me know if there is a lesson on clothes... vetements??? :thumbsup: